What kind of ferocious beast created this? What kind of strange fungus or evil bug has made this odd formation of bristles? Well, the first option is closest, but these aren’t dragon scales or anything like that – this is, in fact, a zoomed-in picture of a dog’s paw pads.
So yes, when your friendly fido is cuddly up next to you, and you can see his cute little toe beans, this is what you’re seeing. That means while this picture might give you the creeps, the larger image is unlikely to do that unless you are also afraid of dogs.
This thing looks like a piece of alien biology that got shot off after a laser rifle misfired. Its polypore fungus exudes excess moisture, a process called guttation. That's all fine and good, but we're really hoping that it never does anything else.
It can stay there, on that tree, and exude all the excess moisture it wants, but we never want to see it anywhere else. Is this the kind of thing that would creep out a trypophobe? Yeah, sure, since it looks like the kind of thing that could really creep out everybody. We're talking to everybody here.
The Mysteries of the Sea Are Abundant
A guy was walking the beach near Lake Erie and found this odd little thing in the sand, and the only possible explanation is that it's a body part of an undiscovered sea monster. No, we kid, we kid. It's a body part of a sea monster that is very well known.
This is the roof plate of a drum fish, also called a freshwater drum, a big colossal fish that often weighs more than fifty pounds – sometimes close to a hundred! It's all figured out, which means there's no reason to be creeped out by all the little holes.
Somebody Needs New Shampoo
Figuring out what this is isn't hard– this is a big, monster dandruff flake. Most of the time, these little flakes collect on your shoulders like tiny snowflakes, but sometimes, they can be big in certain situations. Going by the size of the hairs themselves, it looks like this could be actual centimeters in size.
Thankfully, this sort of thing is easy to forget, though the image might stick with you. We think this lady needs to take a long, hard look at her shampoo collection and figure out what she can do to greatly improve her scalp health regimen.
When You Want Chunky Water
What is this fresh, vibrant terror? It's nothing worse than somebody that puts basil seeds in a glass of water. Why the person enjoys doing this, we might never understand – maybe it's one of those new health fads – but you have to admit it doesn't look great.
The person behind this picture realized that "there may be a few too many basil seeds in the water," and yup, there are. They look like millions and millions of bug eggs. Sorry for that, but it's true. The person explains that the seeds soaked up a lot more water than was expected.